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Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty Started Sunday March 16, 2011

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Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty Started Sunday: http://www.ulta.com/21days/ Have you gotten your #free samples?


One more day to register to be a Shu-art

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One more day to register to be a Shu-artist: http://ow.ly/4fItH #makeupchat #MUA #Beauty #ShuUemura


A gr8 way to support Japan – if u don’t March 15, 2011

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A gr8 way to support Japan – if u don’t wanna shell out the $$ let the big companies do it as you encourage: http://ow.ly/4faPB


Curious of how to cut back on that oily

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Curious of how to cut back on that oily skin? Bet you haven’t tried this: https://icfaces.wordpress.com/


Ridding of oily skin

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I was recently on a forum where a young lady shared her formula for ridding her oily skin problems.  Just for the curious, here was her formula:

  1. *Bioseptic ear clean (from CVS or your local pharmacy)
  2. * Jojoba Oil face cream (which she said you can also mix with an anti-aging cream or night cream)

Directions: Use the bioseptic twice a day as a toner.  Do NOT wash your face in the morning, instead apply the bioseptic followed by the jojoba oil.  Wash your face at night and exfoliate a few times a week – gently (ie: dermalogica micro-exfoliant).

Although I do not have oily skin, I was pretty intrigued by this post because I have friends and clients who fight with this problem and are always looking for a remedy.  As they always hate to hear, it’s a blessing to have oily skin because you age well.  Nevertheless, I went into my scientific research mode and here’s what I found.  First of all, I could not find a “Bioseptic Ear Clean” at my local drug store, nor could I find it online.  HOWEVER, I did find what it’s made of:

Bioseptic = deionized water, sd alcohol 1-b, camomile extract, hamamalis extract, bezalkonium chloride.

The bioseptic sseems to be a pH balance, which is the same concept as a toner. However, here’s how it differs – the first few ingredients are self-explanatory, the last ingredient (bezalkonium chloride), not so much.  This ingredient is largely used as a disenfectant or topically as a skin antiseptic (sometimes actively used to treat cuts and scrapes), also in hand sanitizers, hygenic towelettes/wet wipes, and eye and nasal drops (or ear drops).  In the end sounds like it will also help with acne.

Although skeptical at first, after my research this sounds like a great formula to reduce excessive oil production on the skin.  I would love to hear feedback if anyone is willing to try this regimen or if you need help formulating how to create your own bioseptic “toner”. 

Before I close out, I wanted to share that in my research I found that there is a “Bioseptic Soap” sold in the UN.  It has been found to eliminate an excessive amount of germs that our average soap sold here in the US will not.  The soap is called Bioseptic 7 and is said to be mild and moisturizing.   I have not found where I can purchase online, but if I have any followers with connections to the UN, please contact me.


Vote for ME! March 9, 2011

A day late, but hopefully not a dollar short!

Most of you know I entered into a contest sponsored by GeorgiaNY and #TeamBeauty to win my own product line.  To be totally honest, I never really expected to make it this far because when they used the term “beauty product” I didn’t think my grooming line (for men) would qualify as a beauty product.  Nevertheless, I pulled all my resources together in like 5 days to get this commercial/video together to submit into the contest.  A couple of weeks ago I received an email that I was one of the 5 finalists!  YIPPIE!  My eyes grew big and it was on.  I immediately began thinking of who would vote for me and how to get the most votes.  Well here we are in the final two days of the contest, and I’m in third place.  I even went as far as to reach out to a couple of radio personalities to try to pull some strings (no promises from them, but didn’t want to go down without saying I tried my best).  All in all, this has shown me that I have such supportive friends (online and offline) and associates who will do what it takes to look out for a fellow entrepreneur or friend.  I truly appreciate the people in my life and no matter how the contest ends, this will not be the last you hear of Evolution of Man!

In the meantime, like I said we have two more days to get the ball rolling. So without further or do, here is the commercial/video.  Please vote and pass it on:

To vote, you must go to the video on youtube and give it a thumbs up (right below the video) however you must be signed in to vote. 

Shout out to Ryan Richmond (Streamline Filmworks) – Cinematographer, Director, Editor

Shout out to Sharon Malachi for the idea and supporting and encouraging me (and opening up her home)

Shout out to all my actors (LOL) for coming through at the last minute.


Is that glow from the Oscars? March 1, 2011

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There were several men on the red carpet that had either a tanned look or an o-glow (oscar-glow).  One recognized star, Colin Firth was noticeable to my trained eye.  I found out he was prepped by Kyoku for Men.

colin firth and georgie eisdell

colin firth and georgie eisdell

Here’s what Georgie Eisdell’s used on Mr. Firth’s skin: “When I’m grooming someone for the red carpet, I never have a lot of time, so my main goals are to plump, hydrate and increase blood circulation in the skin to allow a natural glow shine through. Massaging products into the skin really thoroughly and using a pressing motion for application are both great ways to increase blood circulation and let color to rise to the surface. To prep Colin for the Oscars, I started with Kyoku for Men Razor Repair Balm, which contains witch hazel and aloe vera, to combat post-shave redness and calm his skin; it’s a great anti-inflammatory product, and I always keep it in my kit for emergencies! Then, facialist Natalie Eleni applied the Kyoku for Men Eye Fuel to Colin’s Eyes using lymphatic drainage movements (using your ring finger, gently pat around the orbital bone in an outward motion towards the ear), which are great for re-energizing and de-puffing tired eyes. Next, I applied the Oil Control Lotion down the T zone to absorb any excess oil and prevent Colin from looking greasy. It was very important to lightly matify his skin in specific areas to ensure that he stayed shine-free all night long. I then used Kyoku for Men Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 to refresh his skin and keep it looking healthy and rested.”

(via the beauty alchemist)